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Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  16 October 1936 (USA)
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A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Gail Sheridan ...
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Lilli Marsh
Morris Ankrum ...
Blackie Felton (as Stephen Morris)
William Janney ...
Buddy Cassidy
Irving Bacon ...
Peg Leg Holden
Grant Richards ...
Bob Claiborne
John Beck ...
Editor Bob Saunders
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Ernie Adams ...
Assayer Tim Benson
Joe Rickson ...
Henchman Buck
Ray Whitley ...
Rancher Davis
Claude Smith ...
Henchman Dugan
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Storyline

When a miner is murdered before he can file his claim, Editor Saunders sends for Hoppy. Now the new Marshal, Hoppy learns Lilli Marsh owns the murdered miner's claim and her henchman Blackie was the killer. After Hoppy and the ranchers take care of Blackie's gang, Hoppy goes alone to face Blackie and Lilli. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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She was more ruthless than any man...and more dangerous! See more »


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Trivia

The only film of the series to feature Hopalong's brother Buddy Cassidy, played by William Janney, who retired from films after only one more film in 1937. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Peg Leg arrives in town, in a couple of the shots Irving Bacon's right foot is clearly visible behind him, indicating that the bottom half of his right leg has been strapped behind him. See more »

Quotes

Windy Halliday: Deputize me, and I'll clean 'em up fer yuh.
Editor Bob Saunders: No, Windy. We must wait. We must have help - someone with brains as well as courage.
Windy Halliday: You go bringing in some outsider, and it'll be a plain case o' suicide. Why, they wouldn't have a chance!
Editor Bob Saunders: I feel sure the man I have in mind can take care of himself.
Windy Halliday: And who might this one man army be?
Editor Bob Saunders: A gentleman by the name of Hopalong Cassidy!
Windy Halliday: [stunned] Hoppy!
[he is beside himself with anticipatioon]
Windy Halliday: Holy smoke! Why didn't I think o' him before?
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Connections

Followed by Sunset Trail (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Camptown Races
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played in the Crystal Slipper saloon
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An Outstanding Episode in the Adventures of Hopalong Cassidy
19 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have lately been revisiting these black and white B-Westerns, for a variety of reasons. For one thing, the story of William Boyd, and how he made the character of Hopalong Cassidy his own (not to mention how the Hoppy role changed Boyd) is more interesting to me now as an adult than when I first watched these films in the 1950s. Second, I've been reacquainting myself with a broad spectrum of retro/nostalgic film/TV/radio media generally, and these films are excellent examples. Also, Watching the B-Western films of John Wayne (especially the Republic/Lone Star films), the early work of Roy Rogers, and the Hoppy films themselves all have a common element in the sidekick persona of George "Gabby" Hayes, one of the character actors who defined the sidekick role. This particular Hoppy story features some unusual elements, like Hoppy's kid brother Buddy, an apple-chomping villain, a wheelchair-bound good guy, but especially a "woman gone wrong" who falls for Hoppy in a big way, even to the point of letting her feelings endanger the criminal empire she's built for herself. Excellent acting performances also make this film above average for the Hopalong Cassidy body of work. I guess I'd have to say I like them all, but I love this one.


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